Do you have a second guest computer at home?

Discussion in 'Tech & Support' started by Malice, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Malice BMFH

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2001
    Messages:
    12,744
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am curious do you guys have a personal computer which you are agressively nasty as far as security on? And do you have another computer that less technical people use?

    Microsoft has released a new product called SteadyState

    This looks to be a good product to use on computer run by numerous people. Especially in a group environment. This looks like a great product to keep the entire C: locked down...rootkits, worms, and things like that have a hard time making ANY change to this C drive.

    I myself and going to test using this on a "guest machine" so when someone comes to visit can use it, and see how it works and what they cant do.
     
  2. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    43,569
    Likes Received:
    1
    I have a spare Mac that I keep running in case a guest wants to use it. The great thing about OS X is that it comes with all the tools I need to secure it down to a bare bones internet machine that they can't muck with very much. :up:

    jag
     
  3. Malice BMFH

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2001
    Messages:
    12,744
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thats cool....
     
  4. Cyrusbales Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Messages:
    11,124
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have my downstairs PC, and my Laptop. I don't like using the laptop for the internet, I use it for writing and editing(I'm a filmmaker). I have virus protectioon on it, but I still prefer to leave it detached from the internet entirely, which is wireless btw(if that is important to your question)
     
  5. Malice BMFH

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2001
    Messages:
    12,744
    Likes Received:
    0
    This second PC...that other people use, do you have it setup any more secure than your main pc?
     
  6. Cyrusbales Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Messages:
    11,124
    Likes Received:
    0
    The main PC is more designed for general use. The Laptop is the more personal one.
     
  7. Kable24 Member of the NRA

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Messages:
    12,858
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have my laptop, I did another laptop up for the wife and we have a desktop that is basically a file server for both laptops. I very rarely let anyone on my computers.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"